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Maximizing Your Mentorships

Mentor Selection Phase Resources

Resources from University of Wisconsin Madison to help with create a successful mentor/mentee match.

Alignment Phase Resources

Helpful links from University of Wisconsin Madison for articulating expectations and setting goals, roles, and timelines for a mentor/mentee relationship.

Cultivation Phase Resources

Helpful links from University of Wisconsin Madison to guide leveraging the strengths outlined in the Individual Development Plan (IDP), as well as cultivating areas for growth and communicating your changing needs.

Closure Phase Resources

Resources from University of Wisconsin Madison for framework or set of conditions in place for when the mentor/mentee relationship should change or end.

Checklist for Mentee/Mentor Alignment Phase

A checklist from University of Wisconsin Madison to help determine whether the alignment phase is complete and successful.

Mentor Evaluation Forms

From University of Wisconsin Madison, a way to assess a current mentee/mentor relationship.

Common Expectations for Mentees

A checklist of functional expectations for mentees from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Mentoring Up”: Learning to Manage your Mentoring Relationships

Book chapter in “The Mentoring Continuum”, edited by Glenn Wright

Beyond “Finding Good Mentors” to “Building and Cultivating Your Mentoring Team”

Book chapter in “Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook” for the National Postdoc Association

“Mentoring Up: Learning to maximize your relationship with your mentor”

Workshop slides from Duke’s BioCoRE symposium for graduate students

How to Break up With Your Mentor

How do you know when it’s time to move on from your mentor? What’s the best way to end the relationship without burning bridges? This article will give you insight into these issues.

“Assessing Fit” Checklist for Mentor Selection

A checklist from University of Wisconsin Madison for determining whether or not you have successfully found a good mentoring match.

Hello PhD

A podcast created by two PhDs, giving others the chance to join conversations and benefit from other scientists’ experiences and avoid common mistakes and pitfalls.

Race, Class & College Access

An scientific report about how colleges’ are admitting fewer legacy students in order to increase diversity on campus.

Learning to Deal With the Imposter Syndrome

An article, published by the New York Times, about the Imposter Syndrome: the feeling of “phoniness in people who believe that they are not intelligent, capable or creative despite evidence of high achievement.”

NRMN and iBiology: A Partnership to Watch

NRMN offers an archive of video content through a unique partnership with iBiology produces free online videos about the latest research in the life sciences, as well as the personal stories and opinions of the people that make up the scientific workforce.


NRMN Presentation at SACNAS 2015

Information on NRMN’s presentation, titled “Tips to Becoming an Effective Research Mentor Across Career Stages,” given at the 2015 SACNAS conference.

NRMN at ABRCMS 2015: Connecting and Building

Information about the 2015 ABRCMS conference and NRMN’s presence at the conference.

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